Night of the Living Queers is a YA horror anthology that explores a night when anything is possible, exclusively featuring queer authors of color putting fresh spins on classic horror tropes and tales.
No matter its name or occasion, Halloween is more than a Hallmark holiday, it’s a symbol of transformation. NIGHT OF THE LIVING QUEERS is a YA horror anthology that explores how Halloween can be more than just candies and frights, but a night where anything is possible. Each short story is told through the lens of a different BIPOC teen and the Halloween night that changes their lives forever. Creative, creepy, and queer, this collection brings fresh terror, heart, and humor to young adult literature.
Contributors include editors Alex Brown and Shelly Page, Kalynn Bayron, Ryan Douglass, Sara Farizan, Maya Gittelman, Kosoko Jackson, Em Liu, Vanessa Montalban, Ayida Shonibar, Tara Sim, Trang Thanh Tran, and Rebecca Kim Wells.
"Via a wide range of intersecting identities and tones, the creators cultivate a fun and refreshing read brimming with a variety of chilling scenarios perfect for an All Hallows’ Eve offering." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"A beautifully diverse cast of protagonists ensures readers will find characters and experiences to connect with, no matter their gender, sexuality, or race. This is a fascinating collection any horror fan can sink their teeth into.” - Booklist
"Queer, racially diverse teens face the uncanny and macabre in this anthology...A spooky and inclusive Halloween grab bag." - Kirkus
"Using the stage of Halloween night, the twelve stories collected in this QPOC horror anthology depict the struggles and celebrations of groups often rendered invisible and reclaim narratives leveled at queer people of color...Readers who enjoyed Transmogrify: 14 Fantastical Tales of Trans Magic (BCCB 05/23) may find themselves similarly enthralled by this queer, diverse Fright Night." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Night of the Living Queers is a highly entertaining and suspense-filled YA anthology about queer teens braving myriad fears on Halloween night." - Shelf Awareness
"A Halloween candy haul in book form." - Literary Hub
“Bringing new twists to old spine-tingling tropes, Shelly Page and Alex Brown have pulled together an All-Star cast of both established and up and coming authors. Night of the Living Queers features tales that range from chilling, to silly, to downright gut wrenching. This anthology is the perfect way to spend a blue moon Halloween!” - Aiden Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys
"From delightful Halloween romps to gut-churning tales of rage, Night of the Living Queers has a story for every queer teen who loves the creepiest night of the year. Grab your flashlights, lock your doors, and dig in to this wonderfully chilling anthology!" - Andrew Joseph White, New York Times bestselling author of Hell Followed with Us
"Full of thrilling scares, loveable characters, and riveting stories that get your heart racing, Night of the Living Queers is just as frightening as it is fun" - Alexis Henderson, author of The Year of the Witching
"This anthology will have you watching over your shoulder and checking under your bed for monsters of the past come back to haunt you. Each author weaves an eerie tale set on the most chilling night of the year. Prepare to be spooked by queer horror that haunts you long after you’ve finished reading." - Gabi Burton, author of Sing Me to Sleep